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Fine art Oil Paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley Fine Art Originals – Oil Paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley Mountain Made art gallery welcomes Jo Ridge Kelley as its featured artist for the summer of 2016. The gallery will be hosting a series of artist demonstrations given by Ms. Kelley from June until November 2016. Ms. Kelley is […]
MOUNTAIN MADE will be hosting a live demonstration of the art of “Sgraffito” with Illustrator Kimberly Powell Anderson. Sgraffito is a very old art form which has been used throughout Europe since classical times. According to Wiktionary it is, ”A technique in ceramics, art and wall design, where the top layer of pigment or slip is […]
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What are Pochoir Paintings? Pochoir painting (po-shwah) is stencil-based printing or art technique has been in use for centuries. “And while the word ‘stencil’ often conjures an image of bold outlines and singular colors, it is from an old French word meaning ‘to sparkle’ – quite a different image.” “Dating from the fifteenth century, pochoir became highly favored […]
Cherokee Leaf Pounding Quilts Among Asheville artists, Bonnie Lucas is a well-known master quilter. In 2014, Bonnie was selected as a semifinalist among 405 other contestants in the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek,. The American Quilter’s Society’s quilter’s contest is now in its 31th year. While Bonnie uses many different techniques in her quilted pieces, one of […]
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“If you want to photograph nature just head out, sit down and it will come to you.” ~ Bill Thomas, photojournalist Long time Mountain Made artist and nature photographer, Bob Grytten, recently brought in one of his framed nature prints, “Storm Passing”.
“How do I start collecting art? And how do I know if the artwork is any ‘good’?” If you do any kind of research you will soon discover that artwork is frequently labeled as “good”, “great” or “inspirational”. Now do you want to be collecting art? Frankly there are only two …Read More »
The Arts and Crafts Movement It was the style that changed America forever In 1910 the Arts and Crafts movement swept across the country, creating a demand for millions of modest, affordable bungalows filled with the handcrafted oak furniture of Gustav Stickley, matte green pottery by Grueby and Rookwood, mica …Read More »
Something about cold winter weather always makes you want to hunker down and hibernate…and EAT! Winter time is the worst time if you are on a diet…oops, we mean a new ‘eating plan’. This is why we are delighting in sharing one of our favorite pie cookbooks with you, now. …Read More »
Okay, we admit it. This recipe has absolutely nothing to do with the gallery, fine art or handmade crafts. Just our gift as one football fan to another. You don’t even have to like football to like this recipe (but as Southerners we do think that’s a bit odd). Still …Read More »
“Are you part of a non-profit or some other Asheville art organization or group?” NOTE: Here at the gallery, we frequently get questions about who we are and why we do things the way that we do. This blog post is just one of a series of answers to these commonly …Read More »
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Bio/Artist Statement As Asheville’s only scientific glassblower Jason Probstein is nationally known for creating beautiful yet strong and durable glass artwork such as Christmas ornaments, goblets and vases. He received a degree in scientific glassblowing from Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts. Recognized …Read More »